If you’re considering proposing to your significant other or shopping for engagement rings together, there are certainly a lot of options out there. However, there are some key advantages to investing in lab-grown diamonds over other alternatives. As one of the leading purveyors of fine jewelry created from lab-grown diamonds and recycled gold, näas Jewelry offers an approach that’s sustainable without sacrificing the beauty of more traditional pieces of jewelry.
So we wanted to highlight a few reasons why lab-grown diamonds offer a better approach!
What Exactly Does Synthetic Mean When it Comes to Lab-Grown Diamonds?
At first, many wonder what “synthetic” means in terms of lab-grown diamonds, and how they’re different from traditionally mined diamonds. Well, in terms of looks and quality, the answer is, they’re not different at all. It simply refers to the method of creation. The leading method of producing lab-grown diamonds is the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) method, which starts with a highly-pressurized carbon diamond seed. This seed is placed in a sealed chamber and subjected to extreme heat, which then creates a perfectly-formed, pure carbon diamond.
Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Sustainable
One of the foremost advantages of choosing a lab-grown diamond engagement ring over other alternatives is that they’re Sustainable. When compared to traditionally mined diamonds, they do minimal damage to the environment. This is because traditional gem mining requires extensive resources, like large machinery and explosives, that can have a huge negative effect on the ecosystems in which they’re mined. A good comparison is that, traditionally mined diamonds often require more than 125 pounds of carbon per carat; a lab-grown diamond, a mere 6 pounds.
Lab-Grown Diamonds Are Ethically-Sourced
What does ethically-sourced mean exactly? Well, it means that the diamond was sourced from a community that takes societal and ethical implications into mind, ensuring that all those involved are paid properly, cared for, and minimal damage is caused in the community in which they’re mined. Unfortunately, in the case of traditional gem mining, this is rarely the case; many communities are negatively impacted by the gem mining industry and diamond trade. However, lab-grown diamonds are safe for all involved and ethical, meaning there’s no negative effect on native communities.
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